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Jesse James: Legend, Outlaw... Terrorist

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There are two generally accepted facts about Jesse James: he was the American West's most famous bank robber, and he was shot by one of his own men. Both facts are wrong. And almost everything you thought you knew about him is wrong too. Jesse James was not a bank robber, but a political terrorist. And a gang member did not shoot him - a syndicate of railroad barons and politicians who did not want him to enter the world of legitimate politics assassinated him. Without a doubt, Jesse James was the most popular person in the Old South especially after a sympathetic press wrote about him as a modern Robin Hood 'taking from the rich, and giving to the poor.' Did several powerful businessmen and politicians, including the Governor of Missouri conspire to kill the outlaw to prevent his rise to elected political prominence? We emply modern forensic tools and science to re-examine the murder of Jesse James and we recreate some of his most famous crimes in this action packed historical forensic investigation.

2005, 99 min 30 s

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